University of Montana
The University of Montana is a public research university in Missoula, Montana, in the United States. Founded in 1893, the university is the second largest of the Montana University System, second to Montana State University, the main campus is at the foot of Mount Sentinel, the hill bearing Missoulas most recognizable landmark, a large hillside letter M. The University of Montana ranks 17th in the nation and fifth among universities in producing Rhodes Scholars. The University of Montana has 11 Truman Scholars,14 Goldwater Scholars and 40 Udall Scholars to its name, the University of Montanas Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library houses the earliest authorized edition of the Lewis and Clark journals. Rolling Stone labelled the university the most scenic campus in America and Outside magazine called it among the top 10 colleges nationally for combining academic quality, an act of Congress of February 18,1881 dedicated 72 sections in Montana Territory for the creation of the University. Montana was admitted to the Union on November 8,1889, the cities bids were supported by the rival Copper Kings, William A.
Clark and Marcus Daly, respectively. Missoula won the vote for the new university at the Third Montana Legislative Assembly in February 1893. The University was formally opened in 1895, while plans for a university campus were progressing, classes were temporarily held at nearby Willard School. The South Missoula Land Company, owned by A. B. Hammond, Richard Eddy and Marcus Daly, in June 1898 the cornerstone for A. J. Gibson designed University Hall was laid and Missoula became the University City, the University of Montana comprises eleven full colleges and schools, College of Humanities & Sciences, Phyllis J. The Phyllis J. Washington College of Education and Human Sciences is divided into five academic departments, in 1914, the University of Montana School of Law became a member of The Association of American Law Schools and in 1923, the School received accreditation from the American Bar Association. For the fall 2014 term, University of Montana offered admission to 4,956 freshmen out of 5,345 applicants, the first set of buildings were set up around the oval in 1895.
Since that time, various plans and architectural styles have been used. Today the campus consists of 220 acres and is bordered to the east by Mount Sentinel, landmarks include, The Oval A3 acres swath of grass running east to west, marking the traditional center of the university. Today it is divided into quadrants by two intersecting paths, though originally the oval was solid grass and forbidden to be crossed by students. A double row of trees was planted around the oval on Arbor Day 1896, the original gravel driveway that once surrounded the Oval has been replaced by sidewalk. The original master plan of the university called for all buildings to face the center of the oval, but this proved difficult. On the western extreme of the Oval is a grizzly bear statue created by ceramic artist
Roos Field is an outdoor college football stadium on the campus of Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. It is home venue of the Eastern Washington Eagles of the Big Sky Conference in Division I, opened 50 years ago in 1967, the Eagles have accomplished a 112–51 record at home. The seating capacity was increased in 2004 to its current capacity of 8,700 permanent seats, additional temporary seating is often utilized to accommodate large crowds, which brings the capacity to roughly 12,000. The stadium was originally named Woodward Field in honor of former Eagles head football and basketball coach Arthur C and it replaced the original Woodward Field, which was located near the present JFK Library. The field was renamed before the start of the 2010 season in honor of Michael Roos, an All-Pro NFL tackle and former Eastern Washington football player, and major donor for the Red Turf project. Roos Field went under a renovation in 2004 that upgraded public facilities, the press box, new locker room.
The suites and media center represent phase two of a three-phase $4.5 million stadium upgrade, phase one consisted of a $350,000 renovation of the stadiums entrance and ticket office. Completed in 2002, the project was funded with state dollars, phase three increased the stadiums permanent seating capacity from 7,500 to 8,700 and was financed with a combination of public funds and private donations. Our ability to bring prospective donors and entertain them is important and it will create a revenue stream for us over time. Its an important piece in the recruiting process, scott Barnes says EWU will market the suites to donors, who will pay $30,000 to lease them for five years. The project called for a two-level 6, 800-square-foot structure to replace the existing about 800-square-foot press box with the enclosed suites, the first floor of the elevated structure contains the donor suites and the second level is for the media and coaches. Each of the suites has 12 seats and room for additional people.
The suites have television and refrigerators. A record 11,702 fans watched the Eagles defeat the Montana Grizzlies 36-27 on September 18,2010 in the first game played on EWUs signature red turf dubbed the Inferno. On May 20,2010 the Eastern Washington Board of Trustees approved a change to Roos Field. In June 2012, it was announced that a video scoreboard would be installed in time for the first home game of the 2012 season on September 29. The project will be financed by the EWU Foundation and will not include any taxpayer or non-designated donor dollars, the primary source of funding will come from advertising revenue generated from the scoreboards, which will produce revenue for scholarships. In April 2012, the Gateway Project, was proposed to the EWU Board of Trustees, a feasibility study is currently underway that would identify revenue streams and measure costs, which have been estimated to be $20 million or more
Little Brown Stein
The Little Brown Stein is a rivalry trophy awarded to the winner of the college football game between the University of Idaho Vandals and University of Montana Grizzlies. The trophy is, as the name implies, a large mug with the results of all the games between the two painted on. The game was last played 14 years ago in 2003, the series is set to resume in 2018, when Idaho rejoins the Big Sky for football. Idaho and Montana first played 114 years ago in 1903 and have played 84 times, Idaho has dominated the overall series, which includes two Division I-AA playoff wins at home in the 1980s. Montana has had the hand since 1991, winning eight of the last ten. Since Idaho moved back up to Division I-A in 1996, the teams have met five times, the schools were the only public universities in their respective states for decades, and are about 200 miles apart. Moscow and Missoula are on sides of the lower Idaho Panhandle. Both were members of the old Pacific Coast Conference, Montana departed after the 1950 season, the universities were charter members of the Big Sky Conference in 1963, and their final season as conference opponents was in 1995.
After the 2000 season, the Big West dropped football, Idaho became a football-only member of the Sun Belt Conference in 2001 while remaining a full Big West member. Idaho joined the WAC for all sports in 2005 as part of a major NCAA conference realignment, after the WAC experienced a near-complete membership turnover in the early 2010s, it dropped football after the 2012 season. Idaho football was an FBS independent for one season in 2013, Idaho returned to the Big Sky in 2014 except for football, which rejoined the Sun Belt. Idaho will drop back to FCS in 2018 and resume football membership in the Big Sky
The City of Greeley is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Weld County, United States. Greeley is in northern Colorado and is situated 49 miles north-northeast of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. According to a July 2015 estimate by the U. S. Census Bureau, the population of the city is 100,883, Greeley is a major city of the Front Range Urban Corridor. The town was named after Horace Greeley, editor of the New-York Tribune and it was founded as the Union Colony in 1869, an experimental utopian society, but the name was changed in honor of Horace Greeley. Governor Benjamin Harrison Eaton declared Greeley an official city on April 6,1886, Greeley was built on farming and agriculture but kept up with most modern technologies as they grew. Telephones were in town by 1883 with electric lights downtown by 1886, automobiles were on the roads alongside horse drawn buggies by 1910. KFKA became one of the first radio stations to broadcast in the USA in 1922, Greeley housed two POW camps in 1943, during World War II.
One was for German POWs and the other was for Italian POWs, a vote to allow the sale of alcohol passed by a mere 477 votes in 1969, thus ending Temperance in the city. The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra was started in 1911, in 1958, Greeley became the first city to have a Department of Culture. Greeley is still growing and changing today, its population has more than doubled since 1970, Greeley is located in the area previously occupied by the Overland Trail station of Latham. The Latham station was built in 1862 and named in honor of Milton S. Latham, the stagecoach station was at the confluence of the South Platte River and the Cache la Poudre River. It is believed that here occurred the birth of the first white child born in Colorado, fort Latham was the headquarters of the government troops during the Indian conflicts of 1860-64 and the county seat. Greeley began as the Union Colony, which was founded in 1869 as a utopian community based on temperance, agriculture, education. Meeker, a reporter from New York City.
The name Union Colony was changed to Greeley in honor of Horace Greeley, who was Meekers editor at the New York Tribune, Greeley is located at 40°24′54″N 104°43′26″W. Elevation above sea level is 4,658 feet, according to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.0 square miles, of which 29.9 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water. Greeley is bordered on the south by the towns of Evans and Garden City, the Greeley/Evans area is bounded on the south by the South Platte River, and the Cache la Poudre River flows through north Greeley. Highways 85 and 34 is often cited as the location of Greeley, Greeley contains the western terminus of State Highway 257 and borders State Highway 392 on the north
North Dakota Fighting Hawks football
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks represent the University of North Dakota, competing in the Big Sky Conference in the NCAA Division Is Football Championship Subdivision. From 1973 to 2008, they played in the NCAAs NCAA Division II, from 1955 to 1972 they competed in the NCAAs College Division where they participated in and won 3 Bowl Games. North Dakota fielded its first football team in 1894 and they joined the Big Sky Conference in 2012. UND has won 26 conference championships, including 14 outright titles and they have qualified for NCAA postseason play 17 times, most recently in 2016. North Dakota was ineligible for post season play during its transition to Division I from 2008 to 2011, UND is one of the winningest college football programs. Of the 126 schools currently classified in the Football Championship Subdivision, the University of North Dakota football program experienced moderate success from its inception in 1894. In the first 33 years of the program, the Flickertails won 109 games against just 87 losses, but it was in 1928 when Charles A.
Jack West arrived on campus in Grand Forks that would transform North Dakota into one of the most successful football programs in the nation. West came to UND from South Dakota State, where he spent 9 successful seasons that included 3 NCC championships, West immediately turned around what was at the time a mediocre football program at UND, winning NCC titles in his first four seasons at the helm. North Dakota experienced just three losing seasons during Wests 15 years as coach, and won 9 games in a season on three occasions. West did not coach the team in 1942, and the University did not field a team during the war years of 1943 and 1944 and it was during this era in 1930, that the University adopted the nickname Fighting Sioux for all of its sports teams. West served as Athletic Director for North Dakota and was inducted into the UND Hall of Fame in 1975. Following Jack Wests 15 year tenure as leader of the Fighting Sioux football, marv Whitey Helling would change the fortunes of North Dakota and usher in a new era of success for the University.
Arriving in 1957, Hellings squad captured the NCC Championship in his season in 1958. Hellings teams continued to improve as he built his program, reaching its peak from 1964–1966 and those three seasons produced a record of 25–4, two NCC Championships, and two Bowl appearances. The 1964 team won Hellings second NCC title behind and 8–1 record, in 1965, the team went 9–1 and played in the Mineral Water Bowl where they soundly defeated Northern Illinois. The only blemish that season came at the hands of their arch rival, a 6–3 loss at Dacotah Field in Fargo dashed the National Championship hopes for the Fighting Sioux. North Dakota State went on to win the National Championship that year, Hellings 1966 team gave him his third NCC championship
Nottingham Field is a 8, 533-seat multi-purpose stadium in Greeley, Colorado. It is home to the University of Northern Colorado Bears football team, as well as the Bears track, the stadiums initial capacity was 6,500. Prior to the 2005 season the seating capacity was expanded to over 8,500 by expanding the east stands. The field is named for Vic Nottingham who spearheaded the effort to raise funds for the entire $4 million project. Another renovation project added a room and fan amenity complex on the east side of the stadium. Nottingham Field is the natural grass playing field in the Big Sky Conference
Northern Colorado Bears football
The team competes in the Big Sky Conference at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision level. The universitys first football team was fielded in 1893, the team plays its home games at the on campus 8,533 seat Nottingham Field. The Bears are coached by Earnest Collins, Below is the list of conferences in which Northern Colorado has been a member. Northern Colorado made two appearances in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game, the Bears defeated Carson–Newman, 23-14 in 1996, and defeated New Haven, 51-0 in 1997. Source, The Bears have appeared in the NCAA Division II playoffs six times with an record of 12–7. Source, Below is a list of the Bears best-attended home games at Nottingham Field, Below is the Bears home attendance by season at Nottingham Field
Missoula /mᵻˈzuːlə/ is a city in the U. S. state of Montana and is the county seat of Missoula County. In 2015, the United States Census Bureau estimated the population at 71,022. In the 1990s, Missoula overtook Great Falls as Montana’s second‑largest city, Missoula is home to the University of Montana, a public research university. Missoula was founded in 1860 as Hellgate Trading Post while still part of Washington Territory, by 1866, the settlement had moved east,5 miles upstream, and renamed Missoula Mills, shortened to Missoula. The mills provided supplies to settlers traveling along the Mullan Road. The establishment of Fort Missoula in 1877 to protect settlers further stabilized the economy, the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1883 brought rapid growth and the maturation of the local lumber industry. In 1893, the Montana Legislature chose the city as the site for the states first university, along with the U. S. Forest Service headquarters founded in 1908, lumber and the university remained staples of the local economy for the next hundred years.
The city is governed by a government with twelve city council members. Notable residents include the first woman in the U. S. Congress, Jeannette Rankin, archaeological artifacts date the Missoula Valleys earliest inhabitants to the end of the last ice age 12,000 years ago with settlements as early as 3500 BCE. From the 1700s until European settlements began a years later, it was primarily the Salish, Pend dOreille, Blackfeet. Hell Gate would remain the name of the area until it was renamed Missoula in 1866, the Lewis and Clark Expedition brought the first U. S. citizens to the area. They twice stopped just south of Missoula at Travelers Rest and they camped there the first time on their westbound trip in September 1805. When they stayed there again on their return in June–July 1806, Clark left heading south along the Bitterroot River and Lewis traveled north, through Hellgate Canyon. The desire for a more convenient water supply to power a lumber, the Missoula Mills replaced Hell Gate Village as the economic power of the valley and replaced it as the county seat in 1866.
The name Missoula came from the Salish name for the Clark Fork River, Fort Missoula was established in 1877 to help protect further arriving settlers. Growth accelerated with the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1883, in 1893, Missoula was chosen as the location of the states first university, the University of Montana. The continued economic windfall from railroad construction and lumber mills led to a boom in Missoulas population. A. B. Hammond and Copper Kings Marcus Daly and William A. Clark competed fiercely in the region over lumber share, the United States Forest Service work in Missoula began in 1905
Montana Grizzlies football
The Montana Grizzlies football program represents the University of Montana in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision of college football. The Grizzlies have competed in the Big Sky Conference, where it is a founding member and they play their home games on campus in Missoula at Washington-Grizzly Stadium, where they had an average attendance of 24,380 in 2013. The Grizzlies had a season from 1986–2011. In Washington-Grizzly Stadium they have a percentage of.890 including playoffs. They hold the records for most playoff appearances in a row, Big Sky Conference titles in a row and their success made them the most successful program in all college football in the 2000s and third most successful team in FCS in the 1990s. The University of Montanas first football season was in 1897 where they won a game against future rival Montana State. The team played only schools from Montana until it helped found the Northwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1902, in addition to Montana, this original Northwest Conference included Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and Whitman College.
Despite the associations stated goal of increasing intercollegiate athletics, Montana continued to only the nearest teams. More unfortunate for the team, it would not win a game against a conference opponent until a 10-0 win over Washington State in 1914, Montana joined the conference in 1924 and remained through the 1949 season. Montana won only nine games, and never played a home game against a team from the state of California. No team was organized in 1918, due to World War I, Record, vs. CatsDoug Fessenden was the first Montana coach to last more than five years and was the first to end his career with a winning record that coached more than two years. The program was on hiatus for the 1943 and 1944 seasons, of the six teams in the northern division of the PCC, only Washington continued through the war. In 1948, the Montana board of education announced that it was de-emphasizing athletics at the state university, the conference was only preferable to having no conference affiliation. In 1951, Montana joined the Mountain States Conference, popularly known as the Skyline Conference and it would compete here until the conference dissolved in 1962, never having a winning season and not winning more than three games until 1960.
In 1963, Montana joined Gonzaga, Idaho State, Weber State, following a 1–9 season in 1966, University of Montana president Robert T. Pantzer announced in December the hiring of Jack Swarthout, a former quarterback/halfback/end from Montana. Swarthout brought on Jack Elway as an assistant and they improved the team immediately to 7–3 in their first season, within two years, Swarthout guided the team to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons in 1969 and 1970 and Montanas first Big Sky Conference titles. Continued success was expected, but a season in 1971 was followed by a work-study scandal that eventually led to Swarthouts resignation. Though Swarthout was found innocent, the charges hurt recruiting and the government decided to withdraw financial support for athletic programs
University of Montana Grizzly Marching Band
The University of Montana Grizzly Marching Band is the school band of the University of Montana. As of 2015, the band had about 140 members, the band was started in the late 1800s. It largely specializes in contemporary corps-style outdoor marching, playing at home game. The group travels to several games in the Northwest and has accompanied the football team to four Division I-AA National Championships. In addition to the entertainment, it makes several appearances in the community each season. University of Montana Grizzly Marching Band website Videos of Grizzly Marching Band in 2008 season